Hannam's | £34,000 WATCH FOUND IN FAMILY DRAWER

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£34,000 WATCH FOUND IN FAMILY DRAWER

A local family couldn’t believe their luck when they heard a grubby wristwatch, they had discovered in the back of their relative’s desk drawer sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers for a hammer price of £34,000.

The extremely rare vintage Compur Universal chronograph wristwatch had the internet and telephone bidders in a frenzy, with people even trying to purchase the item before sale. The style of watch was only produced for 18 months in the 1930’s, and designed for more tropical and colonial conditions, with a casing that was very modern for its time.

Another great surprise for a local couple, was a large bronze bear they consigned after visiting the saleroom, in Selborne. It was discovered that it was Japanese 19th Century Meiji period model by renowned Japanese sculptor Genryusai Seiya, an artist specialising in Animalia Okimono. After going through auction, it sold to a private collector for £5,800.

Hannam’s can assist by providing a comprehensive professional probate valuation of an estate. They can take the worry out of your hands by helping you value an estate and settle the affairs. Their valuers will provide a professional researched detailed report following an appointment to attend the estate. Some insurers may require or recommend that you have a professional valuation document to support any claims for an item, should something unexpected happen and Hannam’s Auctioneers can offer these insurance valuations. Alternatively, you may wish for a formal valuation of items in your home to ensure you apply the correct insurance policy via the right provider.

Throughout the year Hannam’s will be hosting additional one day auctions in between their three-day monthly auctions. These will be available to view the day before and the morning of the sale, and as always, online. The next auctions shall be a three day auction on 3rd, 4th & 5th June, followed by a one-day auction on the 26th June. For free valuations and consignment entries please visit their Selborne saleroom, or for further information, please visit the website www.hannamsauctioneers.com or call the office on 01420511788.



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